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The Rural Health Care Challenge

by Dave Dellasega
August 15, 2018
Geography shouldn’t be a factor in the quality of a person’s health care — when rural hospitals can stay open, these communities not only survive, they and the rest of the country benefit.

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Ep. 88: Fitbit’s Amy McDonough on Leveraging Wearable Devices to Improve Clinical Outcomes

by Amy McDonough
August 14, 2018
Wearable health and fitness technology has exploded in popularity with consumers – and now, the health care industry is beginning to see an opportunity to integrate the devices into the continuum of care.

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5 Stories on the Importance of Health IT in Rural Communities

by Cerner Corporation
August 1, 2018
We can combat these challenges through health IT solutions made specifically for small community and rural health care organizations. Here are five blogs and podcasts on the importance of prioritizing technology that empowers these health care providers.

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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: Where to Begin

by Dr. Michael Fadden
July 16, 2018
Introducing a few “can do now” projects that mitigate the inadvertent complicity of health care providers in the opioid epidemic, connect patients earlier to treatment and strive to prevent fatal overdoses.

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8 Stories on the Importance of Population Health

by Cerner Corporation
July 11, 2018
Population health platforms can empower individuals to make better decisions and form habits that advance the health and improve the quality of life for individuals across the globe. In honor of World Population Day, here are eight stories on how population health management platforms have the ability to improve outcomes for entire communities.

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A Leap Forward for Value-Based Care

by Dr. Debbie Zimmerman
July 9, 2018
Lumeris and Cerner announce a 10-year, strategic operating relationship to create Maestro Advantage™, a collaboration which leverages the significant investments health systems have made in digitizing their clinical and process data.

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Ep. 82: Dignity Health's Sean Turner on Leveraging HIEs for Disaster Preparedness

by Sean Turner
July 3, 2018
HIEs empower the appropriate, timely sharing of vital patient information between organizations, which can better inform decision making at the point of care. There’s even more potential for HIEs to impact outcomes when it comes to disaster preparedness, as they have the potential to provide timely access to clinical information in response to a disaster.

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What Payment Reform Means for the Future of Long-Term and Post-Acute Care

by Steve Herron
July 2, 2018
As the patient record becomes a commodity, it’s the analytics, the data warehouses and the connections that are going to define the winners in the future. Only a few HIT providers in today’s landscape are well-positioned to deliver this functionality to the providers who desperately need it.

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5 Stories on Mental Health Every Health Care Provider Should Read

by Cerner Corporation
June 20, 2018
Today, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental disorders at some point in their lives. We need to do our part as support organizations and health care providers to highlight stories about behavioral health, educate the public, chip away at the stigma and help those who are in need.

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Ep. 79: Children's Mercy's Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice on Pediatric Medicine & Health Care Consumerism

by Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice
June 12, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice, the chief medical information officer and associate executive medical director at Children's Mercy. Dr. Fitzmaurice discusses how pediatric medicine is evolving in the face of health care consumerism.

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Consumerism and Disruption Lead the Health IT Revolution

by Ryan Hamilton
April 18, 2018
Technology enablers like telehealth, cloud, block chain and Internet of Things (IoT) juxtaposed with the need for clinicians to improve health outcomes and drive personal accountability in health care creates an industry ripe for consumer transformation.

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Ep. 71: Health Quest's Robert Diamond on the Rise of Consumerism in Health Care

by Robert Diamond
April 17, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Robert Diamond, senior vice president and CIO at Health Quest. He discusses the shift toward consumerism in health care and how Health Quest has adapted.

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How Analytics Algorithms Can Improve Patient Outcomes

by Dr. Earl Steinberg
April 16, 2018
Dr. Earl Steinberg, the CEO at xG Health Solutions, discusses how analytics algorithms can improve patient outcomes and provider performance.

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Serious Illness Strategies and the End-of-Life Experience

by Hannah Luetke-Stahlman
April 11, 2018
While medical advances have allowed many older adults to live longer, healthier lives, many are also living with multiple chronic and serious illnesses. This problem will require large-scale adoption of high-value, low-revenue innovations with dedicated expertise, persistence and ingenuity.

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Ep. 70: Chinese Hospital's Keith Minard on the Impact of Health IT in Community Hospitals

by Keith Minard
April 10, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Keith Minard, the chief information officer at Chinese Hospital Association and Chinese Community Health Plan. He discusses the impact that health IT can have on small community hospitals.

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Between Fee-for-Service and Value-Based Care: How Information Technology Can Help

by John Glaser | Bharat Sutariya
April 9, 2018
It's clear that we're headed to a value-based world, but equally clear that it's going to take a while. Providers who will be straddling two business models for an extended period must make sure their information technology (IT) investments can fully support both, even when the models have needs that are different.

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Ep. 69: xG's Dr. Earl Steinberg on How Analytics Algorithms can Improve Patient Outcomes

by Dr. Earl Steinberg
April 3, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Dr. Steinberg discusses how analytics algorithms can improve patient outcomes and provider performance.

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Community Care Programs Leading the Way for Population Health

by Rachelle Schultz
January 22, 2018
It is no secret that health care costs continue to rise. Most health systems in the United States are under increasing pressure from payers and policymakers to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital — a pressure that, for many, is at odds with the traditional hospital care and business models.

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Ep. 53: The YMCA's Dr. Daphne Bascom on Community-Integrated Health Programs

by Cerner Corporation | Daphne Bascom
January 9, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Daphne Bascom, senior vice president and medical director at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Using Data to Improve Pediatric Population Health Management

by Dr. Brian Jacobs
January 3, 2018
Dr. Brian Jacobs is a critical care doctor by training. He’s been with Children's National for 12 years as CMIO and over the last six years as CIO. Over the past decade, Children’s National has transitioned into a highly digital environment with a focus on pediatric population health management and preventive care.

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8 Health IT Trends to Watch in 2018

by Cerner Corporation
December 27, 2017
The industry is shifting from reactive sick care to proactive health management, from fragmented niche care to a cross-continuum care system and from reward for volume to reward for quality, efficiency and safety.

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Using Social Determinants of Health Data to Improve Patient Outcomes

by John Glaser | Dr. Tanuj Gupta
December 20, 2017
When we talk about social determinants of health (SDOH) and their influence on patients’ health status, we’re including factors like neighborhood, race, income, access to transportation and education level.

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Nurses Poised to Address Social Determinants of Health

by Ruth Wetta
November 20, 2017
Social determinants of health, defined as the circumstances in which people live and work, have a strong effect on an individual's health outcomes. Factors like safe housing and local food markets have more often been the concern of public health officials and health care professionals.

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The Population Health Journey: Q&A with John Glaser and Pamela McNutt


November 8, 2017
In a Q&A with Cerner's John Glaser, Pamela McNutt discussed Methodist’s population health journey and shared her advice for other health systems preparing their organizations for population health.

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4 Key Considerations for Health Care Organizations Operating in Fee-For-Service Models

by John Glaser
October 31, 2017
During a recent Scottsdale Institute Population Health Summit, health care executives from a variety of organizations came together to discuss the state of the industry, including current challenges, lessons learned and what’s next.

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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Predictive Analytics

by Jennifer Conner
October 25, 2017
Fact: Right now, America is facing an opioid epidemic. We know this because we’ve seen the numbers. Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s opioid supply, and 142 citizens die every day from drug overdoses. Since 2000, the mortality rate for opioid overdoses has risen over 200 percent.

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6 Key Considerations of Value-Based Care Strategies

by Ryan Hamilton
October 18, 2017
Successful organizations focus on six aspects of population health, laddering up to a value-based care strategy. Read here.

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What Cloud Technology Means for Rural Health Care Organizations

by Michael Farrell
October 16, 2017
Cloud-based EHR technology allows rural health care providers to focus on and care for the patient. Read how here.

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